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[LISTEN] How Saps' FCS Unit is helping rape survivors report cases

Saps FCS Unit Acting Commander Willie Reyneveld speaks to Cape Talk host Kieno Kammies about how the Saps is trained to deal with cases of rape and how best to assist survivors following their trauma.

CAPE TOWN - Rape survivors have been urged to report their cases within 72 hours, where possible, to help police gather forensic evidence for use in court.

Nevertheless, all victims are still encouraged to come forward, regardless of the date of the incident.

The Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit says its mandate is to investigate cases of sexual assault affecting children, men and women.

The unit is dispatched to different South African Police Service (Saps) stations across Cape Town, and members are trained to assist rape survivors 24 hours a day.

Listen as Saps FCS Unit Acting Commander Willie Reyneveld speaks to Cape Talk host Kieno Kammies about the issue.

He says it's important to make the survivor comfortable when reporting cases of rape.

To read a full article on this topic, click here.

To view a video on rape culture at South African universities, _ click here_.

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